Participants in the “Run, Walk and Roll Individual Challenge,” which wrapped up Sunday, moved great lengths, UWindsor president Rob Gordon said during a virtual meeting to announce the results.
The program encouraged staff and faculty to keep moving and engaged while working from home. It drew 123 registrants, who logged a total of 22,009,705 steps over its four-week term, roughly 16,777 km.
Dr. Gordon praised the work put into healthy activity, and noted the challenges serve another purpose.
“I am so proud of our collective efforts to stay virtually connected through these activity challenges,” he said. “I look forward to the day very soon we can all get together again.”
He drew the names of two employees at random to receive $50 gift cards from the Campus Bookstore:
- Cathy Mombourquette, communications and events co-ordinator for the WE-Spark Health Institute, from the early-bird entrants who signed up before June 17; and
- health and safety co-ordinator Jane Gauthier, from all those who submitted their individual tracking sheets on completing the challenge.
In closing, Gordon directed attendees to the Virtual Connections website, which provides information on how to stay connected, healthy, and engaged.